Women's lacrosse players are all-league

Rachel Friedman '13
Rachel Friedman '13

Seven Hamilton College women's lacrosse players and head coach Patty Kloidt and her staff were honored by the Liberty League on May 6 when the league announced its 2010 end-of-season award winners.

Kloidt received the coaching staff of the year award for the third time in her eight-year Hamilton career. She picked up the same award in 2004 and 2008. Her assistant coaches are Kim Lowry and Mackay Rippey.

Rachel Friedman '13 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) was a co-rookie of the year selection. Friedman has 28 goals, a team-high 34 draw controls and 15 caused turnovers. She was named rookie of the week four times and has started all 16 games.

Friedman joined Anne Graveley '11 (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury HS), Liz Rave '10 (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington HS), Sarah Bray '11 (Rockville, Md./Connelly School of the Holy Child) and Lauren Sokol '12 (Colts Neck, N.J./Peddie School) on the all-league first team. Meg Pengue '12 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) and Kate Fowler '10 (Branford, Conn./Wilton HS) made the second team.

Graveley was on the second team in 2009. She is third on the team with 31 goals, and added 21 ground balls and 16 draw controls.

Rave was on the first team in 2007 and 2009, and made the second team in 2008. She is tied for the team lead with 32 goals. Rave scored her 100th career goal earlier this season and is sixth on the team's all-time list with 126.

Bray was honorable mention in 2008 and 2009. She leads Hamilton with 38 assists and 60 points. She ranks second in the league in assists per game and fifth in points per game. Bray leads the league in ground balls per game and caused turnovers per game. She tops the team with 51 ground balls and 29 caused turnovers.

Sokol was a unanimous choice for the first team. She has helped lead a defense that has allowed 99 goals in 16 games (6.19 per game). Opponents average just 15.8 shots per contest. She has posted 28 ground balls, 23 draw controls and 20 caused turnovers.

Pengue is another big part of that defense. She has 34 ground balls and 19 caused turnovers, and scored a goal in a league win against Skidmore College on April 30.

Fowler was honorable mention in goal in 2008 and 2009. She ranks second in the league with a 6.73 goals against average and fourth with a .464 save percentage. She has made 78 saves and started all 16 games.

Nationally ranked No. 1 Hamilton is the last undefeated team in Division III women's lacrosse with a 16-0 record. The Continentals host Rensselaer in a 2010 Liberty League women's lacrosse championship semifinal at Steuben Field on Friday, May 7, at 2:30 p.m.

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